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Wladimir Klitschko Will Grab Pianeta For Sparring Help

By Ruslan Chikov

According to heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (26-0-1, 14KOs), he will travel to the Austrian village of Going to serve as a sparring partner for WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. The Ukrainian beltholder is scheduled to defend his titles in a July 7 rematch with American Tony Thompson. Pianeta is very happy to receive the opportunity to work with Wladimir. Two years ago, Francesco had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, and last month he defeated veteran and former champion Oliver McCall.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lastrealfan on 06-16-2012

tHIS FIGHT WILL BE AS ONESIDED AS THE FIRST, WLAD COULD USE ME AS HIS SPARRING PARTNER IF HE WANTED.

Comment by joe strong on 06-15-2012

he is similar in stature & he's a southpaw so this was a great move by wladimir. this will also give pianeta some good experience as a sparring partner.

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